EMERGENCY RESPONDER AGENCIES
Lake County REACT
REACT RADIO FREQUENCY 453.225
|REACT Members||Unit Number||REACT Members||Unit Number|
|Number Retired||Unit 1||Mark Waba||Unit 12|
|Don Maag||Unit 2||OPEN||Unit 13|
|Jim Enga||Unit 3||Deb Stamm||Unit 14|
|Doug Merager||Unit 4||Donna Patterson||Unit 15|
|Number Retired||Unit 5||Scott Johnson||Unit 16|
|Cotton Koch||Unit 6||Craig Falor||Unit 17|
|Dale Waba||Unit 7||Veryln Vostad||Unit 18|
|Gary Callies||Unit 8||Bob Johnson||Unit 19|
|Larry Johnson||Unit 9||Dale Sorenson||Unit 20|
|Jayson Limmer||Unit 10||Doug Huntrods||CD-Alpha / EM-1|
|Joel Brick||Unit 11||Number Retired||Unit 25|
|REACT Members||Unit Number|
|Jim Johnson||Unit 1|
|Perry Richman||Unit 5|
|Doug Jacobs||Unit 8|
|Ron Hughes||Unit 25|
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS and LINKS
REACT REFERENCE LINKS and INFORMATION
A “NOAA All hazard weather radio” is a useful tool that can help alert families and businesses of coming severe weather as well as provide several additional emergency messages. Since sirens are useful and designed for outdoors, alert weather radios take up the void when a home or business is not within hearing distance of a siren. Weather radios can be placed in a residence or business to provide up to date weather information as well as early notification of a hazard for the user’s specific location. Most weather radios can be programmed to utilize SAME or FIP codes for their specific counties. Utilizing these codes allows only emergency messages designed for your specific or surrounding areas. For additional information checkout the links provided by the National Weather Service (NWS).
Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) codes for Lake County and Surrounding Counties
National Weather Service warning tower frequencies
1 – 162.400 MHz (Sioux Falls)
5 – 162.500 MHz
REACT TOTAL HOURS AND MILES LOGGED
1996 - 2013
|YEAR||HOURS LOGGED||MILEAGE WHILE ON CALL|
(as of December 31, 2013)
A Tribute to our fallen Comrade—PERRY RICHMAN
(Perry Richman was REACT Member No. 5)
Written by Dale Waba
"43-2…THIS IS REACT 5, DO YOU COPY?"
THE Tower Clouds were building; the oncoming storm was in sight,
The Weather Bureau had just made it official we could be in for a long, rough night.
"43-2"—"This is REACT 5"—A voice
out of nowhere echoed loud and clear.
" Our guys are out there doing their job and they know that I will be near."
" I’ll be on the side, monitoring their every move during this night of anguish and fear"
" Until things are back to normal and once again appear to be safe and secure."
The raging storm moved quickly, bringing with it rain, lightening,
The sky lit up like the 4th of July and wind blew like a gale.
" Hang in there guys"—"the storm is about over," a voice out of nowhere seemed to cry.
Everyone felt a little more at ease just feeling that "REACT 5" was standing by.
The wind finally receded and there was clearing to the West.
The guys were ready to call it a night, go home, and get some well-deserved rest.
" 43-2"—"This is REACT 5"—His voice once again broke the silence of the night.
" Things are looking better now, there’s not a threatening cloud in sight."
"With the tower clouds disappearing and the further fear
of storms so slight,"
" This is REACT 5 signing off and on the side, may we have a peaceful night."
REACT AWARDS RECIPIENTS
Occasionally, REACT will honor one of their members with a Service Award for their time and service helping to make Lake County a better and safer place in which to live. Past recipients of this award are:
YEARS OF SERVICE
|Perry Richman||5*||July 19, 1995||19|
|Doug Jacobs||8||June 26, 1996||18|
|Jim Johnson||1*||August 29, 1997||21|
|Joel Brick||11||November 17, 1999||15|
|Ron Hughes||25*||December 6, 2000||15|
|Dale Waba||7||January 29, 2002||15|
|Bobby Johnson||19||January 23, 2003||11|
|Larry Johnson||9||January 26, 2005||15|
|Donald Thomson||CD Alpha||January 26, 2006||5|
|Dave Bendt||6||March 28, 2008||14|
|Jim Enga||3||September 28, 2011||16|
*denotes that this number has been retired